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Entries in Capacity Building (24)

Tuesday
Jun032014

How Capacity Strengthening Readied a Local Partner for Sustainability and Growth in Uganda

How Capacity Strengthening Readied a Local Partner for Sustainability and Growth in Uganda   

Comprehensive capacity strengthening helped a local partner to transform itself in Uganda. The organization tripled the size of its donor base and doubled its program value. It now provides large-scale services on its own.

This learning paper describes how Catholic Relief Services helped the partner to strengthen its programs, influence, funding and human resources. The paper offers insights about the partnership skills that made growth possible.

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Thursday
Mar202014

How Capacity Strengthening Helped a Local Partner Grow by $4.1 Million in Ethiopia

How Capacity Strengthening Helped a Local Partner Grow by $4.1 Million in Ethiopia   

This learning paper describes how Catholic Relief Services helped a local partner to reach 1.5 million more beneficiaries and increase its value by $4.1 million.

The partner made dramatic improvements in program implementation, logistics, human resources and finance. It developed a solid foundation in the community, a data-driven culture, better cash flows, and more effective governance and strategic decision making.

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Tuesday
Jan072014

Learning From Comprehensive Capacity Strengthening in Kenya

Learning From Comprehensive Capacity Strengthening in Kenya   

In Kenya, CRS selected 15 partners for capacity strengthening in comprehensive HIV and AIDS service delivery. The project produced changes at every level of the partners' operations.

This learning paper draws on quantitative and qualitative data to distill insights about the capacity strengthening experience.

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Tuesday
Jan072014

Learning From Transitioning a Large Grant to Local Control in Tanzania

Learning From Transitioning a Large Grant to Local Control in Tanzania   

This learning paper describes CRS' successful transition of a large grant to local control in Tanzania. It explores the following topics:

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Tuesday
Oct082013

How a Partnership Set Itself Up for Success in India

How a Partnership Set Itself Up for Success in India   

Partnerships often look good on paper but may be challenging in practice. This learning paper describes a promising partnership in India and the partners' innovative approach to strengthening the capacity of local organizations.

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Wednesday
Aug142013

Communication Toolbox: Practical Guidance for Program Managers to Improve Communication With Participants and Community Members

Communication Toolbox: Practical Guidance for Program Managers to Improve Communication With Participants and Community Members   

The Communication Toolbox offers practical guidance for program managers who want to communicate more effectively with program participants and community members.

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Friday
Jul262013

Capacity Strengthening With the Catholic Church of Rwanda

Capacity Strengthening With the Catholic Church of Rwanda   

This case study describes how CRS and the Catholic Church of Rwanda developed a particularly successful partnership.

CRS provided technical assistance, accompaniment and eventually modest funding for capacity strengthening. The work expanded to include the Episcopal Conference, four dioceses and a Church Strategic Support Portfolio.

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Friday
Jul262013

Renforcement des Capacités avec L’Église Catholique du Rwanda

Renforcement des Capacités avec L'Église Catholique du Rwanda   

Partenaires de longue date pour le développement, Catholic Relief Services Rwanda et l'Église catholique du Rwanda ont entamé une collaboration sans pareil en 2004, lorsque CRS a commencé à fournir une assistance technique, un accompagnement et finalement un financement modeste pour le renforcement des capacités. Les activités de renforcement de capacités ont débuté avec le diocèse de Cyangugu et se sont rapidement étendues pour inclure la Conférence épiscopale et, à des degrés différents, quatre autres diocèses. Les interventions ont évolué vers ce que CRS a désigné comme le portefeuille d’appui stratégique à l'Église.

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Friday
Jul262013

Technical Brief: Capacity Strengthening With the Catholic Church of Rwanda

Technical Brief: Capacity Strengthening With the Catholic Church of Rwanda   

This fact sheet summarizes how CRS and the Catholic Church of Rwanda developed a particularly successful partnership. The document provides tips to consider for future partnerships.

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Friday
Jul262013

Fiche Technique : Renforcement des Capacités avec L’Église Catholique du Rwanda

Fiche Technique : Renforcement des Capacites avec L'Eglise Catholique du Rwanda   

Partenaires de longue date en matière de développement, le Catholic Relief Services Rwanda et l'Église catholique du Rwanda ont entamé une collaboration sans pareil en 2004, lorsque CRS a commencé à fournir une assistance technique, un accompagnement et un modeste financement à l'Église pour le renforcement de ses capacités. Ces interventions ont évolué sous le nom de portefeuille d'appui stratégique à l'Église. Tiré de l’étude de cas approfondi concernant cette expérience, ce résumé met en lumière les points saillants qui pourraient être utiles aux chargés de mise en oeuvre qui peuvent rencontrer des situations semblables.

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Friday
Jul122013

Cantines scolaires au Bénin pour améliorer l’inscription et la rétention des élèves en partenariat avec les associations de Parents d’élèves

Cantines scolaires au Bénin   

Cette étude documente l'amélioration de l'inscription et de la fréquentation dans les écoles atteint grâce à un programme développé par CRS/Bénin pour aider des associations de parents d’élèves locales à établir et à exploiter des cantines scolaires.

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Tuesday
Apr092013

Institutional Strengthening Guide (Arabic)

Institutional Strengthening Guide (Arabic)   

This Arabic edition of the Institutional Strengthening guide is intended to serve as a reference for organizations wishing to develop or improve existing institutional strengthening systems and processes. The guide presents principles, minimum standards and best practices, business processes, references and tools deemed important for effective, efficient, and sustainable organizations. The guide consists of ten chapters that cover the key functional areas of most organizations. Each chapter (and indeed each step and process within each chapter) can be used as a stand-alone document. CRS offers the guide as an adaptable tool that may be used to develop new, or strengthen existing, policies, processes and practices.

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Thursday
Sep132012

Guia de Fortalecimento Institucional

Guia pretende servir como uma referência para organizações que pretendam desenvolver ou melhorar sistemas e processos de fortalecimento institucional já existentes. O Guia apresenta princípios, padrões mínimos e melhores práticas, processos de negócios, referências e ferramentas consideradas importantes para organizações efectivas, eficientes e sustentáveis. O Guia é constituído por dez capítulos que cobrem as áreas funcionais chaves da maioria das organizações. Cada capítulo (e, de facto, cada passo e processo dentro de cada capítulo) pode ser utilizado como um só documento. A CRS oferece o Guia como sendo uma ferramenta adaptável, que pode ser utilizada para desenvolver ou para fortalecer políticas, processos e práticas já existentes.

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Tuesday
Jul242012

Program FASO

In Burkina Faso, poor soil conditions, climate change and inappropriate agricultural and health practices have increased the occurrence of drought and flooding. Program FASO offers an innovative approach to building sustainable household resilience through integrated health, agriculture and capacity strengthening.

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Monday
May142012

The AIDSRelief Zambia Partnership: Transitioning to the Churches Health Association of Zambia

This case study – the third in a series – documents transition of the AIDSRelief antiretroviral treatment program to the Churches Health Association of Zambia. It is hoped that the case studies will assist other implementers as they embark on the road to transition.

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